Mama's Home Cookin' · l to r: Ray Chipault, wtbass; Bobby Crabbe, jug; Will Donicht, guit; Toad Spurgeon, tb; Don Forestberg, har; Dennis Hansen, ah. This band, or one just like it, recorded Smokin' My Dope b/w Blackbeard Pie on Sweet Jane, Ltd. in the mid-'70s. The annual Battle of the Jug Bands, held in Minneapolis, was created to fund a scholarship in dance upon Bobby's untimely demise. Photo: Al Haug
Dave Ray and John Beach. Snake performs at Mark's wedding, 23-Sep-78, aboard The Lady of the Lake, Lake Minnetonka, MN
Will Donicht, Brad Guilbeault, Jose James, Jerome Broughten. Snake performs at Mark's wedding, 23-Sep-78, aboard The Lady of the Lake, Lake Minnetonka, MN
The Credit Cards, known for their break-dancing routines and multi-layered backup vocals, with a definite emphasis on rhythmic exploration. L to R: Orion Donicht (misc perc), Will Donicht (tech), Barnaby Ray (voc), prob Olin Moore (dr), Nadine Ray (misc perc). Photo: Mary Jane Mueller, 1983
Bruce and his M-16 Guitar. Though Bruce is no longer with us, creations like this keep him in high memory. Probably built with the assistance of Charles Orr, sometime in the mid-1980's. Photo: Dave Ray Polaroid, mid-'80's
John Koerner on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, sporting a natty do, and displayed before the entrance to Palmer's Bar on the beautiful West Bank of Minneapolis. It's 2001 as I write this and John was fifty some time ago, though not that long ago.
Blackburn Beach Blues Band. L to R: Paul Lagos, dr, voc; Mary Leinfelder, voc; Dave Maslow, bass; Henry Blackburn, reeds; Dave Ray, guit, voc; Keith Boyles, sometimes bass; John Beach, keyb, voc. Photo: Daniel Corrigan, 1998
Dave sits in with the Radiators. L to R: Camile Baudoin, Dave Malone, himself, stirring some Fish stew at Quest in Minneapolis, 04-04-99
Dave and Curt Obeda outside the Saint Peter Arts Center where we played a gig in December, 2001. Still pretty balmy, eh?